Hastings College economics alumni serve as credit analysts, staff accountants, business development managers, organizational managers and more. Others have completed Ph.D. programs in economics, MBA programs, Masters of Public Policy programs, served with the Peace Corps and earned law degrees. 

They work domestically and around the world for Fortune 500 companies, banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, in education and public policy think tanks.

Do challenging, valuable work

At Hastings, you’ll tailor your course load to your interests and goals, from developing a global perspective to examining current issues. In the end, your critical analysis, communication and problem-solving skills ensure you’ll be ready to:

  • Conduct research and analyze data
  • Develop economic models
  • Monitor economic trends
  • Solve complex problems
  • Understand costs and benefits across businesses or industries
  • Communicate clearly

Learn the full suite of buisness skills

You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and move into challenging courses in economic theory — and complete assignments that put those theories to the test. You’ll work individually. You’ll work within teams. And conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Creating your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Graduate with experience


At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Your experience matters

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Maximize scholarships — Yes, you’ll get an academic scholarship. But you’ll also get a “plus one” scholarship from the group, team or area you’re part of. It’s a great way to help pay for school — but also to find your people.

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We’ve thought a lot about the ways students learn and built a four-year plan to help you navigate it all. From finding your place and in Year 1, to showing the world you’re ready for what’s next four years later.

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Your transition from college to a career begins your first semester. Every class, internship, research study and activity adds up. We love to celebrate all the ways you shine — your experience matters!

Add expertise to your economics degree

Many of our majors pursue additional study in these areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Information technology & systems (minor)
  • Entrepreneurship & small business management (minor)

Get involved beyond the business classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics honor society)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for economics majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA. Then there’s “plus one” scholarships — an additional scholarship for participating in anything from athletics to the arts to media (it’s a long list!).

It all adds up to making Hastings an great choice for you and your family.

First employers for recent economics graduates

  • Farm Service Agency
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • SM Energy
  • Fidelity Investments
  • John Deere
  • Archway Technology Partners
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Lutz


Success in Economics